2-Day From New York/New jersey to Philadelphia and Washington DC Tour

Tour Code: GOL-NYC-151
Duration: 2 Day(s) / 1 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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2-Day From New York/New jersey to Philadelphia and Washington DC Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Daily

Highlights :

Enjoy visiting Princeton University, Princeton, Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, National Independence Park, Independence Hall, Madame Tussauds, White House, International  Spy Museum, Capitol Hill, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and many other places in a two-day guided tour starting from New York with hotel accommodation and bus transportation.

Itinerary

Princeton University Campus Tour (Optional, 60 mins) → Philadelphia → Independence National Historical Park, The Philadelphia Congress Hall(inside visit), Independence Hall (Outside Visit) and Liberty Bell  (Outside Visit)  (60 mins) →One Liberty Observation Deck → Philadelphia Double Decker (Optional, 60 mins) → Hotel →Washington D.C. night tour(Optional, 180 mins, World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, Air Force Memorial, outside visit The Pentagon)

Special Notes: On the following dates, the Philadelphia Congress Hall is not allowed to visit inside:New Year'sDay(1/1/2020),Martin Luther King Day(1/20/2020),Presidents' Day(02/17/2020),Thanksgiving Day(11/26/2020),Christmas Day(12/25/2020)

Hotel:Comfort Inn College Park North or Similar. 

Attractions

Congress Hall, PA

A building near the 6th streets and intersection of chestnut is Congress Hall. It is situated in Pennsylvania and opened in the year of 1789.

Independence Hall, PA

Located in the Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Hall is the location where both the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence were debated, written, and ratified by the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Independence National Historical Park, PA

A stunning park with amazing historical sites in Pennsylvania is Independence National Historical Park. The sites are related to history of United States Revolution.

Korean War Veterans Memorial, DC

This memorial of Korean War Veterans is built in honors of those marines who fought for their country. A nice place with good architecture located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall where you can see many artifacts.

Liberty Bell, PA

Liberty Bell Center is located in Philadelphia, PA, is the symbol of the American Revolution which was crafted in the year 1752.

Lincoln Memorial, DC

Refers to the monument constructed in honor of Abraham Lincoln who was the 16th president of United States of America. The monument is situated at the west of national Mall in Washington.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, DC

It is a museum located in the capital United States of America which is Washington DC. The unique thing about this museum is that everything in it is made of Wax such as celebrity’s statues etc.

One Liberty Observation Deck, PA

The One Liberty Observation Deck in Philadelphia is located in the heart of the city and is easily accessible and is in walking distance from other major attractions. You can come here during the day, during the night or be it any season, even when covered with a blanket of snow, as it is open 365 days a year.

Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, PA

The double-decker bus has always been a point of interest for tourists and the fact that it’s a tour through the whole of Philadelphia is what makes this bus amazing. The bus includes a total of 29 stops which means one can get off anytime. Another astonishing point is that the bus includes live commentary during the whole of the trip. The double-decker bus is a vintage bus designed on the basis of the London style and roams around the whole of Philadelphia during the tour.

Philadelphia, PA

A renowned American city with the tourist destinations like Independence Hall and Liberty Bell is Philadelphia. It is Pennsylvania’s largest city.

Princeton University, NJ

The Ivy League Private Research University in Princeton is said to be as Princeton University. It is one of the oldest research institutions in New Jersey.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial, DC

Everyday hundreds of tourists and natives visit Vietnam Veterans Memorial to honor the veterans who lost their lives in Vietnam War. Built not much long ago, it is a place where you can see memorials and artifacts.

Washington DC Night Tour, DC

Washington DC is the capital city of the United States and is also a popular attraction. With the help of Washington DC Night Tours, tourists can enjoy and see everything that the city has to offer.

White House, DC

White House is an official residence/house of president of America and the place where every government’s strategies and plans devised. The architecture of this somehow classical mansion is a global icon.

(Summer Itinerary: Apply when DC cruise resume, usually during April to December.) 

Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial (40 mins) →White house (Outside Visit, 20 mins) → U.S. Capitol (Inside Visit, 90 mins) → Library of Congress (Outside Visit) → Supreme Court of the United States (Outside Visit) →Madame Tussauds President Gallery (Optional, 60 mins) → DC Sightseeing Cruise (Optional, 60 mins) 

We will also pass by: US Treasury, Washington Monument

(Winter Itinerary: Apply when DC cruise closed, usually during January to March.)

Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial (40 mins) →White house (Outside Visit, 20 mins) → U.S. Capitol (Inside Visit, 90 mins) → Library of Congress (Outside Visit) → Supreme Court of the United States (Outside Visit) →Madame Tussauds President Gallery (Optional, 60 mins) →International Spy Museum (Optional, 60 mins) 

We will also pass by: US Treasury, Washington Monument

  1. Special Notes: If U.S. Capitol closed to visitors, we will see the exterior of the building from outside. The Capitol Visitor Center is open to visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and on Inauguration Day.
  2. 1.Due to the DC sightseeing cruise closed from seasonally January to March, we will temporarily stopvisiting this attraction.
  3. 2.In case of U.S. Capitol closure, we will take an outside guided tour and see the exterior of the building. TheCapitol Visitor Center is open to visitors from 8: 30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Monday through Saturday except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and on Inauguration Day.

Attractions

DC Cruise, DC

DC Cruise starts from March 15th, and there will be cherry blossom cruises. The boat tours are remarkable, and you can view the monuments and blossoms, besides enjoy at the bar having blossom drink specials. The monuments mesmerize as you see from moonlight cruises.

Korean War Veterans Memorial, DC

This memorial of Korean War Veterans is built in honors of those marines who fought for their country. A nice place with good architecture located south of the Reflecting Pool at the National Mall where you can see many artifacts.

Library of Congress, DC

The Library of Congress is a research library officially serving the United States Congress and is the United States the de facto national library. It is the oldest federal cultural institution. It is a beautiful building and visiting during Spring/Summer is time-consuming as it is crowded. The reading room view from the balcony is superb.

Lincoln Memorial, DC

Refers to the monument constructed in honor of Abraham Lincoln who was the 16th president of United States of America. The monument is situated at the west of national Mall in Washington.

Madame Tussauds - Presidents Gallery

Madame Tussauds is a world famous wax museum, one museum is located in Washington DC and is famous for its Presidents Gallery. This gallery holds wax figures of all the US presidents to date.

Newseum, DC

It is one of the utmost communicating museums in the world; the Newseum experience also touches the development of electric communiqué from the birth of wireless, to the scientific tools of the existing and the upcoming. It’s unique.

Potomac River Cruise, DC

Lies on the coasts of Virginia's Potomac River, and similar to Seattle, tourists can enjoy the mesmerizing sights of Washington, by Potomac Cruise which is truly a place for a relaxing and enjoyable sightseeing experience of the capital city of America.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial, DC

This is a Thomas Jefferson Memorial; he served as the third president of the United States. This remarkable neoclassical building has been standing since 1943. It has been estimated that more than 2 million people visit the memorial each year.

US Supreme Court Building, DC

The building is founded in 1789, located in Washington, DC and open to the public except for weekend days, is the seat of Supreme Court and judicial branch. It features all the qualities that attract a tourist in DC. Visitors wait for hours to get into this supremely beautiful building. Two justice statues are located on both sides of US Supreme Court building in foreground. Every year local and international tourists visit this place to feast their eyes.

Washington, DC

The federal capital of America which is a District of Columbia is said to be as Washington DC. The state is approved in the year 1790. It has 409 feet highest elevation. The district has 22nd rank among other states of US.

White House, DC

White House is an official residence/house of president of America and the place where every government’s strategies and plans devised. The architecture of this somehow classical mansion is a global icon.


  • The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
  • The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
  • Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
  • You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
  • Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
  • Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
  • These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
  • Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

Pricing


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What's Included

  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)

  All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.​

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.


What's Excluded

  Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.

  Expenditure for personal purposes.

  Fee for Optional Activities and entrance. Pay in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets.Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  A minimum tip of $10 per passenger per day for Tour Guide and Driver is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of the driver and the tour guide. 

  Travel insurance.

  Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.

  Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.

Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
DC Cruise, DC $26.00 $18.00 $23.00
Madame Tussauds - Presidents Gallery $23.00 $17.00 $23.00
Newseum, DC $25.00 $16.00 $21.00
One Liberty Observation Deck, PA $15.00 $10.00 $15.00
Philadelphia Double Decker Bus Tour, PA $32.00 $10.00 $32.00
Potomac River Cruise, DC $26.00 $18.00 $23.00
Princeton University Campus Tour, NJ $15.00 $11.00 $15.00
Princeton University, NJ $10.00 $8.00 $10.00
Washington DC Night Tour, DC $25.00 $15.00 $25.00

  • All the prices are listed in USD.
  • Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
  • Prices may change without any notice.
  • Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
  • Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
  • Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
  • Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
  • A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
  • There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
  • Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 133-30 39th Avenue, (Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant) Flushing, NY 11354 at 06:45 AM
  • 6102 8th Ave, (HSBC Bank) Brooklyn, NY 11220 at 07:00 AM (Drop off at Chinatown, Pick-up only, no drop-off)
  • 90 Bowery Street, Manhattan, New York, NY 10002 at 08:00 AM
  • 125 Eighteenth St, (Acme Market) Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 8:15 AM
  • 275 NJ-18, (near Lake Ave side) East Brunswick, NJ 08816 at 9:00 AM
  • 21 S 5th St, (Philadelphia Bourse - Pick up) Philadelphia, PA 19106 at 12:00 PM

Return Location

  • 275 NJ-18, (near Lake Ave side) East Brunswick, NJ 08816
  • 125 Eighteenth St, (Acme Market) Jersey City, NJ 07310 at 7:30 PM
  • 90 Bowery Street, Manhattan, New York, NY 10002 at 08:00 PM
  • 133-31 39th Avenue, (In front of the Flushing Mall) Flushing, NY 11354 at 08:30 PM

Important Notes

  • Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
  • Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
  • There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
  • You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
  • Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
  • If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
  • If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
  • On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from our travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.


Cancellation Charges

⇒  8 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  4-7 days prior to departure - 75% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  3 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties.


There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.

Note: 

For any refund case, we do include the discount offered already. This is where GoldenBusTours is playing its role to make sure its customers get the best available deal at an affordable price.

No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure. 

⇒  In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

All reschedule or change in tour requests should be sent seven days before the departure date. Reschedule requests made 7 days more before departure is subject to reschedule Fee. There is $100/per day/per Room charges for rescheduling usually.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

Pricing

1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

11. Hotels and the city/country  of stay may change based on availablity.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.

Responsibility

1. We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
 
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5. Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7. You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8. Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

Reviews

Reviews

Deepali Jain
  • 87
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This is a great deal. I had a nice experience on this tour with my parents. The tour was well managed by our guide Jayant Huang. The bus was comfortable and the hotel was quite nice as well. Many attractions were covered in a timely manner.

Jukkampa
  • 75
  • 14

We were absolutely surprised at the deal we got. We were a group of three friends on our first ever trip to NYC. When we checked online, we got to know that GoldenBus Tours was offering three places on their tour for the price of two; which meant for just $152 we were able to see NYC, Philadelphia, Liberty Bell, White House and a lot of significant other sites in two days only. GoldenBus Tours has made loyal customers of us because of its affordability and quality of service.

Om
  • 64
  • 3

Just a great experience that exceeded expectations! This was our first but surely not our last trip with Golden Bus Tours. The tour was packed with activities and surprises all the way through. Went to see many attractions and Amish country were incredible, particularly with rivers swirling around them. That was just the kind of tour I was looking for.

Dao
  • 62
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My husband and I recently returned home after completing this tour. We both thoroughly enjoyed these two days in which we travelled. Our guide and driver were excellent. Hotels stay and busses were pleasant. We hope to travel with Golden Bus Tours in near future and will certainly recommend your tours to our friends.

Sophia
  • 58
  • 15

It was my first time travelling with Golden Bus Tours and it was such an enjoyable tour. We had comfortable buses Busses and guide was great. The itinerary, accommodations and activities were all first class and our travelling companions were friendly. We are completely satisfied with their service. Definitely traveling with them again in near future!

Ghar
  • 56
  • 5

It was a perfect family trip. Exactly the type of tour I was looking for in vacations. My wife and children loved everything about it. We had the most amazing time on the tour. I have never imagined of such an amazing service a bus service could have. Our experience with GoldenBusTours was phenomenal. Definitely Recommended!

Dija
  • 54
  • 12

I’m grateful to Golden Bus Tours for providing us with the best possible service including Hotels, Accommodations and Transportation. We really had such a great time on this tour. The bus driver and guide were quite friendly and they made sure everything was going on as planned. I’d say the company is must recommended for people looking forward to touring beautiful places.

Clinton
  • 52
  • 7

I am new to the United States of America and everything is pleasing. Booked this 2 day bus tour and am pleased to visit these lovely places. A bit difficult to understand this style of English speaking, but everything was great.

Una
  • 52
  • 6

I wanted my children to see places and so took four of them in this bus tour. As it is I cannot handle all of them and this was the right choice. I requested the guide to support me and it was executed pleasingly without any frown. Thanks great tour!!

Mirin
  • 52
  • 7

An absolutely fascinating experience of visiting all these exciting places and it was possible because of this Golden bus tours. I must say they are the best tour company and they managed the whole trip very well. Golden Bus Tour satisfied everybody with their quality tour guide and service. We had an amazing experience travelling with them. We face no hindrance at all. I recommend this tour and this company.

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